The Salvation Army Bloomington COVID-19 Statement

Mar 18, 2020

You can help The Salvation Army respond to the needs of our communities by making a donation to our COVID-19 Disaster Response. Click the button below to make your gift.



We have received word that we are the grateful recipients of a $5,000 grant from United Way to continue our relief assistance for those affected by the pandemic who need help with rent and utilities! 


Dear Friends,

During the past two months, we have seen our world and certainly our community change quite a bit. With the affects of COVID-19, many have seen their normal way of life turned upside down.

And in desperate times they turn to The Salvation Army for help. Our food pantry has remained open and households can receive emergency food, hygiene and cleaning supplies. We have also been assisting hard hit families with rent and utility payments at four times our normal rate.

None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of our community.  We have seen individuals and businesses with big hearts who are willing to share and help their fellow community members.

The Salvation Army has been honored to serve in Monroe County since 1907.  We are blessed when you enable us to reach out with compassion and respect to all who ask for help. For anyone who comes to us for help financially, materially, emotionally or spiritually our number one priority remains to serve in His name without discrimination.

We want to thank our community for your great support. It is a pleasure to work with you and see lives touched.

Cindy & Gordon Hoag, Captains
Corps Administrators/Pastors


The Salvation Army is doing everything we can to serve people across the state while Social Distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Walmart, we have created a registry to help our community during this COVID-19 Crisis.

All items purchased from this registry will be delivered directly to The Salvation Army Bloomington Corps and distributed to those in need.

Click here to see how you can help without having to step outside!

Thank you for joining us in Doing The Most Good for Hoosiers!



Food Pantry Hours: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am - 11:30am



The Salvation Army in Bloomington is working closely with local agencies to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Across the country, trained Salvation Army Emergency Response staff are on standby to assist if requested.

Ensuring the safety of those who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services, along with the safety of staff and volunteers, is of utmost priority. We are closely tracking progress through the Center for Disease Control reporting and distributing prevention guidance to all staff, employees, volunteers, and program participants on proper hygiene and prevention.

  • During this time, The Salvation Army will continue to serve in our community. Our food pantry will remain open and we will take appointments to assist households with rent and utility help.
  • For precautionary measures, the Bloomington Salvation Army is working to minimize public interaction regarding its food pantries and emergency assistance.
  • The Salvation Army has increased its cleaning efforts at our facilities. Our staff is regularly cleaning and disinfecting in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • The Salvation Army deeply cares for our all staff, employees, volunteers and program participants. We are distributing prevention guidance on proper hygiene and prevention.
  • The Salvation Army would like to remind everyone that the preventative measures put in place are to ensure everyone’s safety, health and wellbeing.
  • The Salvation Army remains in communication with local officials and will work in close partnership to prepare and respond to meet human needs.
  • The Salvation Army has been serving Bloomington since 1907 and will continue to do so in His name without discrimination.

For more information about COVID-19 and how to prevent it, visit the CDC website.



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